Big rubber (35c)
Low trail (44mm)
Shimergo (11s Campy brifters, 9s Shimano drivetrain)
Here it is, the 1983 Schwinn Voyageur SP all built up. Rides great. Looks ugly. Still needs some finishing work, but it’s shifting and rolling and pretty awesome to ride. I’ve been referring to it as “Secret Bike”. The 11s Campy with 9s Shimano drivetrain works surprisingly well. I am a huge fan, but it was not an intuitive connection. Fred had to point it out to me. After much skepticism, I’m glad I did.
Low trail profile is as follows (lower is better for front loading weight):
28mm tires – 42mm trail
32mm tires – 43mm trail
35mm tires – 44mm trail
The light bracket there is an arm from an old centerpull brake. The mount is the leftover steerer tube after I trimmed it off. I put a star nut into it so I had a way to mount it to the arm. Works great.
Also found a bar light mount that doesn’t look too stupid. Turns out that Philips won’t fit around a 31.8 bar, and a dyno light will go where it’s living right now, shortly.